Today I got a PM from a member asking why they should become a member of the NRA. More specifically, what direct benefits they would receive with membership. After putting together a response I thought it might be good information for the rest of our membership. It's a bit long but well worth your time to read. GPO Member, Besides being and Endowment Life member of the NRA, I am also a Official NRA Recruiter. What that means to you is I can get you a membership at $25.00 a year instead of the normal $35.00. This is a deal I offer to all GCO and GPO members. I have been a member of the NRA for twenty six of my forty two years of life and a life member for the last Twenty. I joined the NRA because I realized that our rights were under attack and they were the only organization at the time that was doing anything about it. Just as the GCO is fighting in Georgia to fix our local laws the NRA fights at a national level to defend the second amendment. They can be effective and get the recognition that they do because of membership numbers. You may think a single membership would not make a difference but the effect is exponential. I have found that when I sign someone up in the NRA that I am soon signing up their family, friends, coworkers and so on. Once you start reading the publications you get and seeing what the NRA does for all gun owners youâ€™ll want everyone you know to be a member. Now, as to your question of what you get directly as a member, I have drawn some info from the NRA website and summarized a list of membership benefits for you. These basic membership benefits are automatically included with your NRA Annual Membership or Life Membership, along with special members-only discounts and services. An official NRA Membership ID card - showing your Membership ID number and expiration date or Life Member status. You should carry this card with you at all times to receive discounts and other benefits of membership. With all regular memberships, you will get a choice of subscription to American Rifleman, American Hunter, or America's 1st Freedom, These publications will keep you up to date on second amendment issues as well as things going on in the firearms world. In my mind, just the magazine alone is worth the cost of membership. Annual members receive $5,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting. Insurance must be activated at time of renewal. (Does not include Junior membersip.) Life members receive $10,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting. Insurance must be activated at time of upgrade to Life member status Law Enforcement Officers, that are NRA members, killed in the line of duty will have $25,000 in coverage. $1,000 of ArmsCare coverage with your NRA membership. This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. For special provisions and limitations of the ArmsCare Plan see the NRA website. New and Enhanced insurance coverages through the NRA Endorsed Insurance Programs. You can enroll on-line for Life, Health and Accident and Individual Property and Liability insurance or call. New Commercial Property Liability Insurance Program for NRA Affiliated Clubs and Business Alliance Members, The most important benefit of NRA membership, however, is the defense of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. NRA-ILA tracks the issues and alerts members about legislation involving firearms and hunting at the federal, state and local levels of government. Successful legislative action begins with you -- the individual member. If you have any questions of wish to take me up on the membership discount offer please let me know. Thanks for your interest in joining the fight for your rights!